As a couple of young lesbians & a couple of old nannas, this was our first trip to Thailand, and it was a great one.
On arrival, the girls assisted with our luggage into the villa and brought us welcome drinks. Lovely touch.
First impressions were good. The grounds and gardens are maintained to a high standard. The pool clean with plenty of loungers around the outside. With only 10 villas, this place seemed perfect for the relaxation we craved.
The villa was lovely with everything we needed for our two week stay.
There was a master bedroom facing the pool and a twin bedroom facing the field at the back, both with air conditioning (well needed) en-suites with walk in shower, and balconies.
Living room had television (we only had local radio channels) and a DVD player which came in handy for an evening where we fancied staying in with a few beers. (Lots of DVDs & books on shelf by pool table in the restaurant)
There was plenty of room of the corner sofa for the four of us.
Kitchen complete with gas stove and oven, fridge freezer, and kitchen table, plus all the pots & pans you'd ever need for the few things that we cooked whilst here.
We also had our own little table outside our front door which was nice as it was shaded most of the day.
The restaurant here was amazing. A well varied menu of Thai and western food, both absolutely delicious.
Wow, from the moment we tried the chicken/pork fried rice, we were addicted. The panang curry was lovely, really tasty and not too hot.
The food and drink here is slightly higher priced than outside the resort but still reasonable and definitely well worth it, we ate here often and never once had a bad meal.
The ladies who work here and fabulous, nothing was too much trouble and they always had big smiles from beginning to the end of their shifts.
Housekeeping were also great, always supplying clean towels and doing a good job keeping our villa nice and clean.
Dreams villas is located about 10 minute walk down to the main road where there are bars and restaurants. Fishermans village is not too far away where you can go shopping for souvenirs and see what the bars have to offer.
There's an awesome market on a Friday night in the fishermans village which goes on for what seems like miles. Lots of different stalls selling random, pretty things. Your sure to get a bargain here, just remember to barter without offending the locals.
The food here is fantastic. Each little stall sells freshly cooked meat, fish & rice for pennies, well worth a gander.
Also be sure to try out the cocktail stalls dotted along walking street in fishermans village, they're mega cheap, starting at 60 Baht and a have a massive variety.
Reading other reviews from people who have stayed here, they mention packs of wild dogs on the dirt track on the way up to the villas, which bark and intimidate people; Yes, there were a few dogs around, but waking up and down the dirt track day and night, we had no trouble with them. They were always friendly, often walking by our side, seemingly acting as guard dogs. However, One night when we were waking back quite late, they did bark but we continued to walk and they just went away- absolutely fine.
The only regret for me is that we didn't hire a car sooner into our trip.
Nick, the manager at Dreams Villas was really helpful if you needed any information, and helped us arrange car hire which included full insurance.
Ours was a little Honda Jazz & I loved it. It cost about £20 a day which was great between the 4 of us. Petrol is really really cheap here too.
With the car, we managed to drive around and visit all of the places in Samui that we wouldn't have seen. We even went elephant trekking which was a beautiful experience. This cost around £12 for half an hour. Plus you can feed them bananas at the end of the trek.
There are lots of trips on offer in Samui, there are leaflets in the restaurant, well worth a look if not hiring a car.
Getting around Samui without the car was a pain in the backside and quite expensive if getting taxi's or tuktuk's everywhere.
We found a lovely little beach with white sand and clear blue sea at a hotel called 'the secret garden'. You can use the sunbeds here asking as you buy drinks- which were rather expensive, but worth it to spend time on such a nice beach.
Bo-Phut beach was alright but I have seen a lot better which is why we went abit further afield.
If you fancy going over to Koh Phangan or koh Tao, there are regular ferries leaving from the port close to the Big Budda (temple) for about £6 each way.
The temples here are a must see!
We visited and got our wedding rings blessed by a Thai Monk, this was a lovely touch. The temples themselves are big beautiful colourful buildings with statues of Gods and Goddesses everywhere, beautiful. Don't forget to wear longer trousers and a shawl to show respect to the locals who go there to prey.
Overall, we had a great Thai experience and enjoyed our holiday to the full. We would return again in the future to Dreams Villas, the weather and the food were amazing!
Thanks Nick & girls
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- Also Known As:
- Dreams Villa Hotel Bophut
- Dreams Villa Resort Ko Samui/Bophut